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>>> making news in america this morning. >> president obama gets ready to make his case for the u.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at h final four final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from they air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to say
is allowing family members of u.s. government workers in japan to evacuate. arrangements are being made for charter flights. an earlier white house order told americans in japan to stay at least 50 miles away from the fukushima nuclear plant. japanese military helicopters have been dropping water on that crippled plant today. they're hoping the aerial assault will cool off the reactors and avoid a total meltdown. >>> the japanese stock market opened lower today. taking back yesterday's gains. the yen soared to a new high against the dollar on the currency markets. >>> finally, while the world watches the tragic events in japan, many wonder what we can do here to help. this includes one little massachusetts girl. >> she sprang into action selling her most precious items in hopes that she can help those who need it the most. here's tricia taskey of our affiliate wggb. >> here. >> this is autumn. and it's going to be hard for me to give her away. >> reporter: 7-year-old sage freeman is parting with some of her toys. >> this is tigger. >> tigger is going to be hard. >> reporter: the florenc
, whether the u.s. should help the rebels by providing them with weapons. emily schmidt has the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. president obama says he is looking at all options to support the rebels. but when members of the international diplomatic community met in london and had a chance to talk about it, one member said the talk of arming rebels didn't come up. with nato set to take command of military operation, president obama says moammar gadhafi is feeling the pressure. >> the circle around gadhafi understands that the noose is tightening. their days are probably numbered. >> reporter: diplomats from more than three dozen countries met in london yesterday, to discuss libya in a potential post-gadhafi era. >> we must help people plan for their future after the conflict is over. >> reporter: but forces loyal to gadhafi are pushing back rebels from ground they just gained. diplomats say they did not discuss arming the rebels. though, the idea is up for debate. >> there could be a legitimate transfer of arms if i country would choose to do that. >> we are th
for drinkable water. and the expanding exodus that now reaches streets and airports of tokyo. the u.s. tells americans to evacuate the danger zone and sends in planes to get them out of japan. >>> and two exclusive interviews. tiger and trump. we go airborne with donald trump, who is sounding more like a candidate for president. >> part of the beauty of me is that i'm very rich. if i need $600 million, i can put up $600 million myself. >> and tiger tees off about his frustrations on the golf course. and the challenge of living life as a single dad. >>> and good morning, america, on this st. patrick's day. the latest developments this morning. steam still rising from three of those nuclear reactors. one of those, worse, in fact. it shows the plant at a very critical point. and japanese officials saying, a slight radiation increase is too small to harm the 39 million people around tokyo. >> here's what happened when you were asleep. you saw the military helicopters. they tried to dump 30 tons of sea water on the reactors. they go over it. and a lot of the water dissipates before it hits them.
" proof of life. >> what the u.s. government is stage also the reaction from the overjoyed family. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm mike marusarz sitting in for rob nelson. that agent was working in iran when he disappeared and now u.s. officials say though don't know why they're finally getting this evidence that he's still alive. >> and also ahead, more navy officers get called on the carpet and punished. that's after a navy commander filmed anti-gay videos on the ship. the angry words from the top brass. >>> coming up later, the uproar at northwestern university, it's outside chicago. the story involves a sex toy demonstration done in the classroom. >> yeah, wait until you hear about this. pretty -- pretty saucy stuff. i don't know how to describe it. >> you could go a lot of different ways there. we'll leave it there. >> very well. >>> first, nearly four years after vanishing in iran, there is proof of life. the u.s. government says this morning a missing retired fbi agent is alive. >> that's right. as
for gadhafi, to get him into exile. well get into that with the u.s. bourd to the united nations, susan rice. >>> first, we go to jake tapper at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. the president said a confluence of events compelled the u.s. to act to stop a massacre. a moral and a strategic case to act. and broad support for reaction throughout the world. but, george, that did not stop the president's critics. the president said they were a special set of circumstances. >> the united states has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre and establish a no-fly zone. >> reporter: also clearly informing his decision were lessons from two previous presidents. why would the u.s. not militarily seek regime change in libya? >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> reporter: but also the responsibility to prevent a massacre, as did not happen in the former yugoslavia during bill clinton's tenure in 1995. >> as president, i refuse to wait for images of
can also e-mail us. preparing for a handover. changing level of u.s. involvement in libya and the deadly super bug drugs can't fight. it's hitting california ♪ you're unpacking already? yeah. help me find some mugs? sure. ♪ [ beep ] hey. okay. -these'll do. -yeah. [ male announcer ] wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. ♪ the best part of wakin' up so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place. ♪ is folgers in your cup >> president obama will address the nation monday about libya. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking any military action. the president gets a big boost, though, from the battle in libya that turned around overnight. libyan rebels are now celebrating regaining control of the eastern city of the gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on the verge of defeat by muammar qaddafi's forces until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the
. coming up next, preparing for a handover. the changing level of u.s. involvement in libya. and the deadly super bug drugs can't fight and it's hitting california hospitals hard. we'll tell you which ones.d >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> president obama will address the nation on monday about libya. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking any military action. the president does get a big boost from a battle in libya that turned around overnight. libyan rebels are now celebrating regaining control of the eastern city. the gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on the verge of defeat by muammar qaddafi forces until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city to qaddafi troops that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention that began about a week ago. this 12-year-old boy hides while his father describes the situation they endured when the city wa
people. the chief spokesman for the government went on television saying, we might need help of u.s. military fighting the nuclear accident. already, 750 of the nuclear plant workers had been told to leave, to find a safe place. only about 50 had remained. and now, it's believed, even they had been told to stop for a time. japanese officials had begun using helicopters to dump water on one of the reactors. now, even that idea is deemed unlikely to work. pictures this morning show the helicopters trying. they had to stop. it's believed the last 50 workers were already the final line of defense, working frantic in an all-out race. and nuclear experts tell us they're likely using full body suits with air packs, rotating in and out on strict schedules trying to minimize their exposure. radiation sickness can begin to set in rapidly at levels of 1,000 millisieverts. that's the equivalent of 25,000 chest x-rays. if exposed, the symptoms are immediate. from vomiting to a steep decline in white blood cells wiping out their immune system. right now, the radiation levels
, but the defense department video shows u.s. missles being fired off libya's coast, coalition air raids targeted gadhafi's home continue of sirte. >> we will begin diminishing the level of our engagement, the level of resources we have involved in this. as long as there's a no-fly zone and we have unique capabilities, recon innocence, surveillance, we'll have a prefnlts. >> alan: nato's new role will include upholding an embargo and enforcing a no-fly zone, president obama will speak to the nation about our involvement in libya, and abc-7 will broadcast the speech live. >> a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook eastern japan, and a tsunami alert has been issued, but no immediate reports of damage or injury yet. the us west coast is not under any threat. more problems at the fukushima nuclear power plant. high radiation readings are complicating the job of workers trying to cool down overheated reactors after announcing the levels were 10 million times before normalless. plant operators have since apologizing, saying the levels are 100,000 times over the normal level, which is still considered dangerou
for a handover. changing level of the u.s. involvement in libya and a deadly super bug that is hitting california hospitals hard. >> janelle: president obama addresses the nation monday night. his weekly address is a few of the highlights of his message to america. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. our military has provided unique capabilities at the beginning but this is a broad international effort. our allies and partners are enforcing the no-fly zone over libya and the arms embargo at sea. qatar and the united arab i am rats have agreed the responsibility is transferred from the united states to our partners. >> the president has been getting criticism for members of congress for not consulting with them. >> libyan rebels have regained control of the eastern city. a gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on verge of defeat until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention which begin a week ago. a 12-year-old boy, you can see here, hides his tears, while his father desc
didn't see the amount of u.s. exports rising. in 2010 we exported 3.4 million to japan in fruits and vegetables. >> and. >> i don't think you've seen much in terms of u.s. exports. >> and and honda says it cannot assemble cars because of a lack of parts. >>> a former prime minister of libya says his count very ready to talk with rebel leaders and accept political reforms possibly elections. nato will assume full control monday and today said they would make command of the operation. it will be divided evenly. france declared its under control. an official says gaddafi's ground forces are still a threat. the president is schedule td make expansive remarks in a speech monday afternoon. >> abc news obtained never before seen evidence in the arson death of a palo alto woman. her boyfriend convicted of murder last month. and jennifer, a budding real estate agent. her boyfriend now an american citizen, known as paul cruising hot spots in his fancy range rover. funny. life of the party. entertaining friends in his sprawling hokka lounge n a chilling phone call two months before her deat
and frustration from muslim americans before some capitol hill hearings this week. they say the u.s. government is unfairly targeting them because of their religion. >>> you know she's got the golden touch. oprah winfrey has a knack for identifying new tv talent. we're going to meet a young comic in a wheelchair who is so promising he's landed his own show. >> on her network. inspiring story. >>> the fighting in libya has escalated drastically. gadhafi's military used gun ships, helicopters and rockets. to pound rebel forces. >> hospitals are now trying to cope with the constant flow of wounded fighters. lama hasan reports from benghazi. >> reporter: fierce battles raged on sunday's rebel fighters pushing westward toward tripoli were met by air attacks and ground forces loyal to libya's leader moammar gadhafi. >> all i saw is bombs and bullets. we were trying to escape and come back. i was begging everybody to, like, give me a ride. it was really scary. >> reporter: front line now appears to lie between two towns. they were telling us it was too dangerous to proceed.
in libya at the white house, to go over diplomatic options for the u.s. as martha raddatz reports, there's a limited list of options. >> reporter: president obama sounded clear enough -- >> the violence must stop. moammar gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. >> reporter: but that looks less and less likely. what if gadhafi wins his battle with the rebels? you could see a blood bath with the libyan leader seeking revenge against the thousands who are opposing him. what is the u.s. willing to do to stop him? none of the options are appealing. setting up a no-fly zone to stop gadhafi's fighter jets. that would require hundreds of warplanes and take months to get going. sending in ground forces. no way the u.s. is committing to that. and what about arming the rebels? almost impossible since officials say they aren't certain who the rebels are. and remember, the u.s. helped arm mujahideen fighters in afghanistan in the '80s and some and some of those same armed fighters are terrorists. gadhafi has managed to survive where other dictators have failed because he still has his
: they gunfire continues in lib cramp the u.s. military says the bomb bartment so far, which includes tom -- tom ahawk missiles are degrading gadhafi's forces. >> we now have the capability to patrol the air space over libya, and we're doing just that, shifting to a more consistent and persistent air presence. the no fly zone is effectively in place. >> alan: a building on gadhafi's compound has been hit by a cruise missle but they're not specifically targeting the leader. mike mullen says the main goal of the operation is to protect civilians. >>> in japan, officials have declared two units at the struggling nuclear power plant under control. both units have cooled down after operators pumped cool water into storming -- storage pool. however pressure in a third unit rose today. the japanese government is advising people living near the plant not to drink the tap water. >>> a ray of hope was a remarkable rescue sunday, an 80-year-old woman was pull from the rubble where she and her grandson had been trapped for more than a week. she had apparently been pinned under in the refrigerator. fortunat
role in north africa countries where people used them to organize rebellions. the u.s. federal government is also concerned about the impact of social media on trial jurors. when former giants home run barry bonds begins his federal perjury trial in two weeks, members of the jury could be asked to hand over i-phones, blackberry's and other digital devices when court is in session. bonds' defense team proposes warning jurors they could be held in contempt of court for doing any electronic research on the case. charlie sheen is continuing his media blitz. last night he debuted a new life stream web show called sheen's corner. he hosted the show while several people sat nearby including one of his live-in girlfriends. the actor showed off his latest tattoo bearing his new phrase winning written across his wrist. he was build a premier episode and the actor is indicating he'll do another show. one point sheen had 115,000 people watching. archbishop desmond too too will preach at 11:00 this morning. the no bell laureate shown here on stage at the world cup soccer tournament last yea
in the cold case of a retired fbi agent who vanished in iran in 2007. the u.s. government now says robert levinson is alive and being held somewhere in southeast asia. it's asking iran for help reuniting levinson with his family. but iran insists it knows nothing. it's unclear why evidence in the case has just now emerged. >>> the nfl and the players union have gone into overtime. they put another 24 hours on the clock to settle their labor dispute. midnight tonight is the new deadline for both sides to agree on the $9 billion revenue sharing package, or face the first work stoppage since 1987. >>> and airfares are taking off again. the major airlines are charging up to $20 more for round-trip domestic flights. it's not your imagination. it's the sixth time this year they've raised fares, thanks to high oil prices. >>> there's a major, new survey out on sex this morning. it shows abstinence is in. 28% of people 15-24 say they've never had sexual contact with another person. that's up from 22% early last decade. many say, they're just too busy with other activities. that's the news at 7:16
to the nation monday night to explain the u.s. role in libya. and this morning, in his weekly radio address, he defended sending forces there, saying the mission has been a success. david kerley is at the white house. david, the president appears to have gone on the offense, taking a lot of heat from both sides. >> reporter: he has been taking a lot of criticism. you're starting to see the rollout this morning of the message from this white house that this is going well. and trying to explain to the american people what the president hopes to accomplish in libya. the weekly address today. tomorrow, you'll see the secretary of state and the defense secretary, out on the sunday shows. and then, the speech by the president on monday night. they have been criticized. the president spoke to 21 members of congress on a conference call, trying to nullify their concerns last night. >> and, david, nato is supposed to take over in libya tomorrow. but how involved will the u.s. continue to be in day-to-day operations there? >> reporter: that's a message that has not been very clear. the president says tha
tomorrow night about u.s. military involvement in libya. we will carry his remarks here live. that will be at 4:30 p.m. our time. >>> in japan operates to of a troubled nuclear power plant reported a huge spike in radiation levels was a mistake. a radiation level 1 million times before normal was said to be recorded by the plant worker. the report said the man was so alarmed he took off before taking a second read to go confirm. power play officials just announced the number is not credible. they say they are sorry for the mistake. officials say they are taking another sample to get accurate levels, but they don't know when the results are going to be announced. high levels of radiation in the levels of another reactor were tested on thursday, leading plant officials to believe there may be a breach in that reactor score. >>> the first woman to be nominated for vice president passed away yesterday. back in 1984 walter mondale chose geraldine ferrero, a little-known member of congress from queens, new york to be his running mate. it happened here in san francisco at the democr
to scale back u.s. military involvement in libya. >>> and tiger woods tees off in the arnold palmer invitational this afternoon. it has been a year since woods won a pro golf tournament. >> you know he's saying, please, let me win something. >> hope his putter works. >> oh, boy. okay. >>> finally, as you know, we do love animal stories around here. so, we could not pass up the chance to tell you about a cat in england named smokey. smokey the cat. >> name smokey the cat. reminds me of the movie "friday." they say when a cat is happy he purrs. smokey must be the happiest cat in the world. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: smokey seems pretty normal. fury, friendly, but that's because the volume's down. crank it -- unreal. and almost constant. is smokey the loudest cat in the world? 92 decibels. most cats peak at 20. but what does 92 decibels mean? well, it's louder than a washing machine. that's 70. about the same of a truck engine idling across the street and just a fraction less than what you would hear from a jet engine as a plane comes in to land. who's a nois
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